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Verona is a cozy provincial town that is also known as the home of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. In terms of the number of sights and architectural heritage Verona is a worthy competitor to Milan and Rome.
Many people think of a touching love story of Romeo and Juliet when they hear the word “Verona”. Indeed, the plot of the famous tragedy by Shakespeare took place here. Each year the city … Open
Ancient Roman Amphitheater is known as the most famous sight of Verona. It was built yet in the 1st century AD. Moreover, the amphitheater is working and this is the most famous opera theater in the town. Every art connoisseur should definitely visit live performances that take place there for more than a century. You can also see many architectural sights near Piazza delle Erbe. Here you will find an ancient Domus Mercatorum house built in the gothic style and the local town hall. In ancient times the Roman Forum was located on the territory of the square, while Domus Mercatorum was the residence of guilds. Palazzo Vescovile is also a noble architectural building. Built in the 15th century, this palace features 5 statues installed on cornice. The statues show famous people of that time that made a serious impact on Verona and its development.
While making a walk on the streets of Verona, you will see numerous ancient churches and cathedrals on your way. One of the biggest and most famous of them is Santa Maria Antica Church. St. Anastasia Church is also known as the most beautiful building. Its floor is decorated with mosaics made of pink, white and blue marble, and the church’s walls feature magnificent frescos. The halls of the church store pictures of local artists, so this excursion will be very interesting for people who like art. Copyright
Piazza delle Erbe is the most famous square of Verona. Near it you will find several major architectural landmarks of the city. Here you will see the beautiful palace of Maffei, as well as … Open
The local Cathedral can be called an example of the architecture of Verona. Built in the 12th century, this building amazes its visitors by rich decorations of halls, which luxurious design is made with rare red marble, gilding and fine murals. The mentioned places are just a small share of sights you can see in Verona. Tourists from all over the world traditionally find much interesting here.
The most romantic site in Verona is the House of Juliet - a beautiful historic building of the 13th century, located on Via Cappello. It was in this house, according to Shakespeare's history, that the family of the Capulets lived. Today in the courtyard of the historic building, there is a sculpture of Juliet. In the building itself, which is the most valuable architectural monument today, there is an interesting museum devoted to Shakespearean characters. This attraction is most often visited by couples in love. They all want to be photographed under the balcony of Juliet, and also leave a note on the wall of the historic building, on which is written a cherished desire.
Without a doubt, shopping remains one of main entertainments of travelers. Luxury boutiques and modern shopping centers, souvenir shops and interesting markets welcome visitors simply every … Open
In Verona, there is also the House of Romeo - a strict building in the medieval style, which was built in the 14th century. According to available historical data, this building has never belonged to the family of Montagues, but admirers of the Shakespearean tragedy still consider it a matter of honor to visit this literary landmark. Currently, the spectacular medieval building is in private ownership, so it will not be possible to admire its interior decoration.
quiet night Among the outstanding architectural sights, the Palazzo Maffei should definitely be distinguished. Its construction began in the 15th century, and it was completed only 200 years later. Today, this palace is considered a true masterpiece of baroque architecture. Its facade is adorned with skilful statues of Roman gods, graceful arches and balconies. In the immediate vicinity of the palace is the ancient clock tower Gardello, which was erected as far back as the 15th century. They are usually regarded as a single architectural ensemble.
1. Tourists, who expect to devote much time to walks and excursions around the city, are recommended to visit Verona during the period from early May to early October. At this time of year … Open
Travelers who dream of walking around the territory of real ancient castle should go to Castelvecchio. This castle on the banks of the Adige River was built in the middle of the 14th century. For many years, it stood guard over the tranquility of the city. Today in the majestic castle is a very interesting museum with a diverse collection. A collection of weapons, priceless works of art, as well as ancient jewelry can also be seen. Dozens of unique historical and religious monuments are preserved on the territory of Verona. In addition, many unique museums and art galleries operate in the city.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Verona
♥   Shopping area ' Via Mazzini' Verona, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Corso di Porta Borsari' Verona, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Piazza Erbe' Verona, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Via Cappello' Verona, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Verona
♥   Castle 'Castelvecchio' Verona, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Montorio' , 5.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Badile Castle' , 15.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rocca Malaspina' Monterenzio, 18.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Valeggio Castle' Valeggio, 22.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Verona
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale delle Dolomiti Bellunesi' , 114.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dello Stelvio' , 118.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'The Dolomites' , 126.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dell’Appennino Tosco-Emiliano' , 129.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Verona and around
♥   Art museum 'Castelvecchio Museum' Verona, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Palazzo Ducale' Mantua, 34.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Palazzo Te' Mantua, 36.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Among the major historical symbols of Mantova, the Cathedral is noteworthy. That’s a project created by the great architect Giulio Romano in the 16th century. The ancient city also has an artistic symbol, the image of the jester Rigoletto. You can see a monument to this character of Victor Hugo play on one of the picturesque squares. Mantova certainly appeals to those who are fond of culture and art of past years, as the city is literally soaked with atmosphere of romance, mystery and inspiration. … Read further

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Fans of museums won’t be bored in Verona, too. The Archaeological Museum is one of the most interesting and most visited in the city. As noted earlier, the whole area of ​​Verona and its surroundings is an important archaeological area where a lot of priceless artifacts dating back to ancient Greece and Rome were found. Romantic Verona with its picturesque canals and pedestrian bridges is perfect for walking and a relaxing holiday. This city without doubt is one of the most amazing in the world. … Read further
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